OutBack Power Announces GVFX3648 Inverter/Charger Earns CEC Certified Efficiency of 91%

OutBack Power Systems, Inc., a leader in cutting edge power conversion equipment, is excited to announce that the GVFX3648 grid-interactive inverter/charger has been added to the California Energy Commission eligible equipment list-having achieved a certified operating efficiency of 91%.

ARLINGTON, Wash., April 5, 2005 - OutBack Power Systems, Inc., a leader in cutting edge power conversion equipment, is excited to announce that the GVFX3648 grid-interactive inverter/charger has been added to the California Energy Commission eligible equipment list-having achieved a certified operating efficiency of 91%.


Effective April 1st, eligibility of grid-tie inverters for the CEC's Emerging Renewables Program is dependent upon re-certification under new efficiency guidelines. OutBack has chosen to have the GVFX3648 inverter/charger re-certified due to its overwhelming popularity amongst installers and home owners in California. Achieving the impressive 91% efficiency certification was done while producing a product category leading 3,037 watts of power at 40 C. The new PS1-3000 grid-interactive solar electric with battery back-up system is simultaneously certified because of its incorporation of the GVFX3648.

"Having the GVFX3648 inverter/charger achieve a CEC certified efficiency of 91% is very exciting, and is a reflection of OutBack's dedication to producing products that benefit our customers and the planet," said Greg Thomas, OutBack Power Systems president. "We strive to design and deliver cutting edge products that raise the bar in terms of performance, reliability and customer satisfaction."

Introduced in February 2004, the GVFX and GTFX grid-interactive inverter/chargers are being used throughout the United States and Canada to provide reliable power to grid-tied renewable energy homes. OutBack grid-interactive inverter/chargers are designed for use in grid-connected solar, wind and/or hydro power applications. The grid-interactive series addresses the needs of customers who have concerns about the stability and reliability of the electrical grid. They immediately convert to an independent battery backup mode when the grid fails, continuing to provide power to critical loads such as refrigeration, lights and communication systems for your residential or commercial applications.


About OutBack Power System, Inc.

OutBack Power Systems, Inc. is a global designer and manufacturer of cutting edge power conversion solutions that provide reliable electric power for the renewable energy, mobile and backup power markets. OutBack Power offers both the electronic power conversion systems as well as the required components to install its products in a safe, attractive and code compliant manner. OutBack Power is a privately held corporation located in Arlington WA USA with a European sales office in Barcelona, Spain. For more information visit http://www.outbackpower.com

California Energy Commission Eligible Equipment List: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/erprebate/equipment.html

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